FALL 2009 (SENIOR): Ended her final fall season at Rocky Top with a gold medal in the Championship 8+ and a gold in the Champ 4+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Finished 12th with her C8+ crew at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta...Member of the 13th-place and seventh-place crews in the Head of the Hooch and Rivanna Romp Champ 8+, respectively.
2008-09 (JUNIOR): Spent the spring season with the second varsity eight shell for all races...Helped her shell to a win over Alabama and close second-place finishes against Minnesota, Virginia and Clemson...Propelled her boat to victory in the B Finals at the Lake Natoma Invitational, followed by strong finishes at the Charles River Challenge, six days later...Finished fourth in the Petite Final of the South/Central Aramark Sprints...Opened the fall with a silver in the championship 8+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Also took home silver in the champ 4+...Was one of the 18 competitors for UT at the prestigious Head of the Charles in Boston, Mass....Grabbed another silver in the champ 8+ at the Head of the Tennessee.
2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): Teamed with Brittany Sehring for a third-place showing in the Open 2x at the Chattanooga Head Race...Competed with the C4+ squad that finished 14th at the Head of the Hooch...Split the spring campaign between the varsity and second varsity four crews...Helped the V4+ top Yale in a tri-meet at Princeton on April 19...Part of the 2008 Aramark Sprints 2V4+ shell which finished first in the "C" final...Moved back into the V4+ crew for the NCAA Championships, helping the boat to a fifth-place showing in the petite final at Lake Natoma.
2006-07 (FRESHMAN): Spent the season as a member of the novice squad...Helped the N8+ crew to a second-place showing at the Head of the Tennessee...Rowed with the top novice shell throughout the spring...Part of the N8+ shell that finished first in the petite final at S.I.R.A. Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Ravenwood High School in 2006 with honors and perfect attendance...Was member of the yearbook and newspaper committee and the drama and theater club...Received four letters in cross country and three letters in track...Received Coach's Award in 2003 and 2004 for her cross country team and Most Improved in 2002 and 2003 for her track team.
PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in journalism and electronic media...Chose to come to UT for its academic programs and rowing...Would like to work with web design, photography or publishing in the future...Enjoys writing, reading, rock climbing, hiking and drawing in her free time...Has one brother, Tom, 25, and one sister, Maggie, 23...Jewell Kathleen Brake Ludwigsen was born on April 19, 1988, in Santiago, Chile...She is the daughter of Paul and Ann Ludwigsen.